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So WTF is Going on with FilmSnobbery?

I relaunched FilmSnobbery in the last quarter of 2016 with the expectation of a big comeback in the indie film world filled with new reviews, podcasts, lives shows, and more. Then something great happened. I was offered a permanent full-time position at the movie studio I was working part-time for in Los Angeles. I finally […]

November 2016 Crowdfunding Audience Picks

It’s time for you, our audience, to choose our featured crowdfunding campaign for November 2016.  You can vote once per day, every day, until November 1st.  We have attempted to include campaigns in all stages of funding and remaining time, from several different crowdfunding sites.  We hope that our audience will discover new campaigns and […]

In Response to Dan Schoenbrun’s Claim That We Need to “Kill Independent Film to Save It”

In an article on Filmmaker Magazine’s website published October 17th, 2016 entitled Independent Film is a Meaningless, Outmoded Term, and We Need to Stop Saying It, writer Dan Schoenbrun posits the questions “what does the term “independent film” mean to you?”  I’m no stranger to this question, having asked it in interviews myself, and been asked […]

Your Projectionist and You

You finally finished your film and now it’s time for your premiere. Congratulations! You’ve gone ahead and booked a swanky private screening room for all your cast, crew, friends, and family to enjoy the movie in the best environment possible. The stage is set for a perfect screening, and the only possible thing that could […]

The 7 Types of People You Meet At Film Festivals

Film festival audiences are among some of the most ardent fans of film and fun people to interact with.  When you’re at a film festival you are immersed in cinema.  Even a poorly run film fest will attract supporters of the arts.  Most of the people you run into at a film festival can be […]
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That’s It! Shut It Down!

Hey Everyone, It’s your friendly neighborhood Film Snob. So here’s the deal. I started FilmSnobbery back in 2008 as a blog, and turned it into a business in 2009. Since then I’ve earned a very meager living writing reviews, attending film festivals, managing writers, consulting on films and other projects, doing business development for FilmSnobbery […]

Nerdoh Original Movie T-Shirt Giveaway!

We’ve teamed up with our good friends across the pond at Nerdoh to giveaway a t-shirt to two lucky FilmSnobbery fans! Each winning fan will have the chance to choose between a cool Forbidden Planet inspired Robbie The Robot tee and a Pulp Fiction inspired Jack Rabbit Slims tee. How do you win? The Rules: […]

A Film A Day With MoviePass

Recently MoviePass reached out to me to offer a one month trial membership of their theatrical movie viewing service. It’s a really neat concept. You use their web app to reserve tickets to a movie at your local movie theater, show up, and use your MoviePass card to purchase your tickets. Repeat daily as needed, […]

Snickers Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

Who hasn’t felt like a rampaging menace at least once in their lives? Because let’s face it, You’re Not You When You’re Hungry! Even Godzilla is a regular, cool guy who can hang with his friends, just watch out for that sudden spell of hunger! Check it out in the new Snickers commercial! Only SNICKERS […]

MoviePass Giveaway

The Movie Award season is in full swing. Have you seen the Nominees and Winners? MoviePass is the best way to see them all! Enter below to win a year subscription. The Oscar nominees have been announced and the Golden Globe Winners are in, kicking off the 2014 race to Hollywood’s biggest night, The Academy […]

In The Running Part 2 – Short Films, Film Festivals, And The Oscars

In our previous article we covered the various requirements the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has in order for a feature film to be eligible for an Oscar run. We also delved a little into what it takes for movie theaters to qualify themselves for Academy accreditation. In this article we’re going to […]

In The Running Part 1 – How To Make Your Film And Theater Oscars Eligible

Most independent movie theaters are struggling to keep the doors open these days, and many are looking for the edge to draw in customers. Some are relying on technology to solve their problems; swapping out aging 35mm projectors for digital ones to comply with new and changing rules, others rent out their space for non-film […]